Marc Duncan Bursary

Marc was a troubled teen who was taken under the wing of a BC couple and introduced to the sport of triathlon. He became an outstanding junior triathlete who represented Canada at the 1991 World Triathlon Championships in Australia. Tragically, he was killed in a house fire two years later. His coach and mentor, Todd Clark, along with many of his training partners and friends asked Triathlon BC to establish a Fund in his name to assist Junior athletes in financial need to help pursue their sport goals.

The following guidelines have been established for the Fund:

  • Triathlon BC will disburse $500.00 each year. At its discretion, Triathlon BC can choose to award  multiple candidate(s) with a  one-time payment.  Alternatively, Triathlon BC may elect not to disburse funds in any given year if applicants are deemed suitably unqualified.
  • No disbursement will be less than $250.00
  • The Review Committee will consist of, at minimum, the Executive Director, one Board member and one member of the triathlon community at large.

Eligible athletes must meet the following criteria:

  • 15 – 23 years of age as of December 31, 2017.
  • Be a member in good standing of Triathlon BC for more than one year.
  • Be a resident of BC for the past year.
  • Be a Canadian Citizen or Landed Immigrant.
  • Show a combination of volunteerism and a commitment to education.
  • Show dedication to the sport through participation in Triathlon BC sanctioned events, or in the case of High Performance athletes, ITU sanctioned sprint and standard distance events in 2016.

Preference will be afforded to athletes nominated to the 2017/18 Canadian Sport Institute list.

Interested applicants should send a letter of application identifying how each of the established criteria are met, together with a list of performance related achievements.


Applications should be directed to:

Subject line: Marc Duncan Fund

Triathlon BC reserves the right not to disburse funds in any given year if applicants are deemed suitably unqualified.